Boys Basketball

Proposed FCIAC Basketball Schedule Features Divisional Play Starting Feb. 9

A proposed plan for the FCIAC boys and girls schedule would have divisional play starting Feb. 9.

FCIAC commissioner Dave Schulz on Monday night presented to league coaches a plan for a 12-game regular-season schedule for the boys and girls basketball seasons. It was first agreed on by the conference’s board of directors.

The proposal, which still has to be completed and approved by school principals, will split the 16-team league, plus additions Bassick and Warren Harding, into two divisions based on regional location. All regular-season games will be played within each division. There would then be divisional playoffs. The winners would meet for the FCIAC title.

The East Division will include Norwalk, Brien McMahon, Staples, Fairfield Ludlowe, Fairfield Warde, Staples, Trumbull, St. Joseph, Bridgeport Central, Bassick and Harding.

The West Division will include New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Westhill, Greenwich, Wilton, Ridgefield and Danbury.

Schulz declined comment on the schedule.

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It has yet to be determined which teams schools would play twice within their divisions. All schools would qualify for the playoffs.

There will be no fans, including parents, allowed at games. As in the past, half the games will be played on Tuesday and Friday nights and the other half on Monday and Thursday nights. Subvarsity games will be held on Saturdays.

Proper health protocols regarding wearing masks at all times, social distancing on the sidelines and use of basketballs will be followed at games.


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